PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Praying for members with medical challenges: Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Brenda Ceplecci, Laurie Czoka, Dominic Frazzini, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Roy Seibert, Ken and Jerry Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam
Remembering those who are home bound: Pastor Richard Bowen, Charles English, Don Hazel, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer
Remembering those with special needs: Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Bob Bennett, Wanda Brunner, Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Del Cig, Cathie Cimini, Cynthia Crisasi, Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Paul Franko, Bryan Giocondi, Bonnie Gordon, Andrea Hall, Judy Hall, Debi Houlf, Edward Kondrad, Mary Ann Lucas, Roxanne Meeker, Rob Miles, Paulene Mudrinich, John Prew, Anita Rayburn, Caleb Richie, Cindy Robinson, Ondine Shiau, Everett Sillies, Alton Smith, Johny Smith, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Bob Webb, Lisa Young
Remembering those in the Military: Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin
THANK YOU: Dear Pastor, Stacey, and the Youth Group, Thank you again. What a great group! Keep up the good work! Miss Judy (Shaffer)
THANK YOU: On behalf of myself and Operation Christmas Child, thank you to all who helped make this year’s collection a huge success. Once again our congregation came together and we were able to send 48 boxes to children around the world and show them God’s love. God bless you all and have a joyous Christmas season. Deborah Bartlett
THANK YOU: I would like to thank everyone who showed up and worked to clean the sanctuary. Your efforts were greatly appreciated by the congregation. I heard many compliments on how the church looked and smelled. I am also grateful for your hard work. What everyone completed in three hours would have taken a week and a half for me to complete. If you were not able to attend this work day, we will have more work days to come. Tim Martin
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR: We will be starting a Reverse Advent Calendar for our Christmas tree this year. Each day of December there will be an item for you to donate. There will be five for each day of the month. So if you want, you can pick any day of the month or even multiple days and you would purchase or donate that item. For example, I may pick the 1st, 21st, and 15th. I might get spaghetti for one day, socks for another day, and maybe a monetary donation for my third day. Being that there are five for each day, we should collect a lot of things. Thank you for all that you do to make this ministry happen. Contact Judy Dodge or Debbie Groves if you have any questions.
COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, December 1 & 15.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: Please join us on Saturday, December 7, at 9:30 am at Perkins on Route 46 for our monthly Fellowship Breakfast. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Waris.
CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK: The youth will be raising funds for 2020 mission work by hosting a Cookie Walk on Sunday, December 8, at noon. Helpers from the congregation are needed to bake/buy 2 to 3 dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies to donate to the Cookie Walk. Donations should be at the church by Saturday morning, December 7. The youth will be baking cookies as well. Participants in the Cookie Walk will select a variety of cookies from the tables for a donation. This is a Thrivent sponsored activity.
SPLASH TODAY: Splash Ministry is a monthly resource which is mailed to parents of children from ages newborn to 3 years. This resource helps young children to grow in their faith formation and provides fun and easy ideas for bringing faith into the everyday life of infants, toddlers, and their families. It also connects the church to families for support and encouragement. If you have further questions about the Splash Ministry, please see Bonnie Thompson or Brenda Ceplecci. Donations for Splash are always warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.
GRIEF MINISTRY: Part of the Social Committee is Grief Ministry. Joyce Osborn is spearheading this ministry with Pr. Winters’ and God’s guidance and help. When a loved one dies, Joyce sends a set of four books called “Journeying through Grief” throughout the first year. Each book describes the issues and feelings that a person tends to encounter at various points of grief and the books offer suggestions on handling them. If Pastor Winters or Joyce can be of any help or if you have any questions during a time of grief, please contact either of them.
HALL RENTAL: Anyone wishing to rent Cassel Hall must first call the office to schedule the date to be sure it is not already rented or in use by the church, the Preschool, DAR, or the Red Cross. There is also paper work which needs to be filled out prior to renting.
FLOWERS AND MEDITATION CANDLES: Weeks are available for purchase, dedicated to your special intentions. The meditation candle is $5.00 and flowers are $30.00 for two vases. Please use an Order Envelope and PREPAY your order at the time that you sign the flower and candle chart. PAYMENT ENVELOPES ARE BY THE FLOWER CHART. On weeks where there is no paid order, the church will display silk flowers to the Glory of God. Please sign up for your special weeks while they are available.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS: In the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), churches and clergy can no longer make written or oral public announcements of health information regarding our members. Thus, unless specifically requested by a member to share other information, we are only able to indicate where a person is hospitalized or that they have been discharged.